The Black Hammock Floodplain Restoration Project is a collaborative project with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), St. Johns River Water Management Disctrict(SJRWMD) and Seminole County to restore the canals constructed in the 1920's to their natural condition.
In the preliminary design phase, Salt Creek and Sweetwater Creek were looked at for potential restoration candidates. After a detailed evaluation, Salt Creek was the best project for Phase 1 design and construction project. The creel will be rechanneled into its original serpentine creek bed at several locations.
Culvert replacements at several roadway crossings are also being evaluated. Work will be primarily performed in the areas owned by SJRWMD and Seminole County. Special attention has been givem to not increasing water stages on private property within the project area.
Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2014
Upcoming Public Meeting: Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center - Geneva Wildnerness Area - 3485 North CR 426, Geneva, FL 32732
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For further information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Mark Flomerfelt, P.E. at 407-665-5674.